South African Cape Malay Cooking

Sonia Allison, one of Britain’s leading food writers, and Myrna Robins, one of the Cape’s most highly acclaimed writers, combine their immense talents to celebrate the food and customs of the Cape Malay community. This is a sparklingly original cuisine combining the tastes and recipes from Malaya and the Dutch East Indies with the herbs, spices and foods of the Cape. Sonia Allison is one of Britain’s leading food writers and is also the author of several other Absolute Press titles: Low Cholesterol Glutton and Kind Hearted Cooking.

Sonia Allison is one of Britain’s leading food writers.


‘This modest book is a charming introduction to a curious corner of culinary culture’
The Guardian

‘The Cape Malay community has a unique and spicy cuisine all of its own.’
BBC Food Programme

On The Road to Vegetarian Cooking

Anne Lukin’s book is perfect for both the beginner setting out on the road to vegetarianism and the committed vegetarian in search of new culinary delights. From Sloppy Sams to Green Beans in Cajun Pecan Sauce and from Brazilian Peanut Stew to Frijole Corn Pie, you need never look another boring nut cutlet in the eye again! The ideal starter kit for wannabe or wanna-stay vegetarians: comfortable, familiar foods for everyday meals as well as several exotic dishes for those nights when there’s time to delve into new culinary territory. Lots of suggestions for super-fast vegetarian lunches and dinners and for making your own vegetarian convenience foods. What are you waiting for?

The Traditional Aga Book of Slow Cooking

The third book in Louise Walker’s Traditional Aga series, this time extending her repertoire to slow-cooked meals. Of the many things that Agas do well, slow-cooked meals rank among the best. So here are over 100 great recipes; easy, economical and full of rich and vibrant flavours. Braised Chicken and Chicory, Pork with Honey and Apricots and Boston Baked Beans are just a few of the delights in store. The book also includes traditional oven timings, thus enabling all cooks to enjoy these fabulous recipes. Also available is The Traditional Aga Box Set which comprises all three of Louise’s Traditional Aga titles.

The Traditional Aga Box Set

Three bestselling titles that add up to one of the most comprehensive collections of recipes for the Aga available. Louise’s common-sense application to life with an Aga is reflected in her delightfully personal approach to this most loved of cookers. Plenty of sound advice and reassuring tips complement a wealth of classic recipes that cover the complete culinary spectrum, from easy, convenience food, through to slow-cooked meals and party extravaganzas. This elegant hand-made blue slipcase box comprises all three titles in The Traditional Aga series: The Traditional Aga Cookery Book, The Traditional Aga Book of Slow Cooking and The Traditional Aga Party Book.